Dr Helen Munn

Acting CEO at MQ

Acting CEO, MQ

Helen Munn is the Acting CEO of MQ, a mental health charity which supports research into the nature, cause, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of all forms of mental illness.

Previously, Helen served as the Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences – the UK’s national academy representing the full spectrum of medical science, from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery.

Helen joined the Academy’s policy team in 2004, becoming Executive Director in 2009. Since then she has overseen a major expansion in the Academy’s resources, profile and impact, including a successful £5 million fundraising appeal to establish the Academy’s first headquarters in 2010, influential policy reports, leading-edge public dialogue exercises, and a portfolio of innovative grant and mentoring schemes to support early career researchers in the UK and overseas.

Prior to joining the Academy, Helen completed a fellowship at UK Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology and worked for a short time in the BBC Science Team. She followed her undergraduate degree from The Queen’s College, Oxford with a PhD in molecular endocrinology from the University of Edinburgh.

  • 28 June 2018, 9am

    Expertise, trust and public policy

    Expertise, trust and public policy. The 2018 CSaP Annual Conference will be held at the Royal Society on 28 June.

  • 13 November 2017, 4:30pm

    Science and the future of Democracy

    The Cambridge Institute for Public Policy, the Centre for Science and Policy, and Churchill College are working together to launch a new programme on science and the future of democracy.

  • In news articles

    Behaviour change, nudging and the nanny state

    The first session at CSaP's annual conference was chaired by Dr Helen Munn, Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and included world leading experts on behaviour change from the University of Cambridge, UCL and Defra.